Combining English with Philosophy to acquire knowledge related to your professional, academic, or social activities will bring you a competitive advantage.
Guided-study assignments provide reading materials, AV lectures, and private online tuition for a learning experience similar to study at the University of Oxford.
Each guided-study assignment includes prescribed online reading and lectures, customised guidelines drawn up by your tutor, and an hour of private tuition.
During a tutorial, your tutor will assess your written work for use of English and philosophical content, and question your knowledge of the subject matter.
Philosophy might seem ill-suited to business; however, many enterprises understand that philosophers bring critical reasoning and analytical rigour to the table.
These skills are invaluable for general problem-solving, conceptualisation, planning, realisation, teamwork, decision-making, and effective communication.
They are found in manufacturing, marketing, advertising, media production, journalism, IT, the professions, education, sport, and government departments.
To do philosophy is to scrutinise and test the fundamental beliefs and opinions we hold about ourselves, our society, and the world.
Can we really know anything? Why does anything exist and what is it for? Do we have free will? What is the relationship between our mind and our body? How do we acquire moral values? Are we all ultimately selfish? Is democracy possible? What kind of leaders do we need? What does the future hold for us?
You may view these short videos that explain what philosophy is about and why people study and engage in it today:
Philosophy courses are essentially voyages of discovery that will open your mind to ways of looking at the world. At present, we offer seven courses:
Plato's Republic; Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics; History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant; Philosophy of Religion; Epistemology and Metaphysics (Knowledge and Reality); Theory of Politics; Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Other courses will be considered on request.